Leap Into Literacy: Grade 1

April/May

Music in Our Hearts: Writing Songs and Poetry


In Bend 1 of this fun, engaging poetry unit students will experience songs and poetry through their work in centers, and through shared and interactive writing activities! See the images below for inspirational center activities that align with the unit.

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Readers Have Big Jobs to Do

This unit supports students who are moving into H/I/J/K but will also provide plenty of support for those reading below benchmark. The biggest challenge many teachers have with coaching readers is learning how to make their own prompts lean and efficient, supporting kids to develop what Marie Clay calls, “self-extending systems.” Often when a student is struggling with a tricky word, we want them to get it right, doling out prompts to lead them to the right answers but don’t necessarily help them take action with the next tricky word on their own. Carry the charts with you, practice the language and always keep in mind, our goal as teachers is to make ourselves obsolete.

Fundations

New to Fundations? Looking for resources to support instruction? The Wilson Academy website offers demo videos, expert tips, and print materials, and more! Create an account with your Fundations Teacher’s Edition to access this online professional learning community.

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Read to a Dog at MTPL

Therapy dogs come to the library to provide a calming and judgement free reading doggie (I mean buddy). Children will each get a chance to read to a therapy dog. This program occurs on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 4pm . Registration required.

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